Arlington Police Officer Fired After Being Charged with Homicide in Shooting Death of 24-Year-Old Black Man — The Root

Arlington, Tex. police officer Bau Tran has been fired days after he was charged with criminally negligent homicide for shooting and killing 24-year-old O’Shae Terry during a traffic stop in 2018, according to the Associated Press. Warning: Very graphic video. Tran may appeal his dismissal. He has yet to enter a plea in his criminal case. … Continue reading Arlington Police Officer Fired After Being Charged with Homicide in Shooting Death of 24-Year-Old Black Man — The Root

United Airlines Employee Accused of Calling Actress Cacilie Hughes a ‘Shining Monkey’ — The Root

A United Airlines employee has been charged with disorderly conduct after verbally abusing actress and philanthropist Cacilie Hughes. Read more...United Airlines Employee Accused of Calling Actress Cacilie Hughes a 'Shining Monkey' — The Root If you're Black and still flying United Airlines, you deserve what's coming to you.

White Supremacist Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Black Teen  With Jeep — Atlanta Black Star

https://www.youtube.com/embed/EuEicuLNUto?feature=oembed A white Oregon man who mowed down and killed an African-American teen two years ago in a racially-motivated attack was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday without the possibility of parole for 28 years, OregonLive reported. Russell Courtier, 40, had hoped for a lighter sentence after a jury found him guilty of murder, hit–and–run driving,…White … Continue reading White Supremacist Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Black Teen  With Jeep — Atlanta Black Star

Latino Gang Member Pleads Guilty in 2014 Firebombings Targeting Black Families in L.A. Public Housing Complex — Atlanta Black Star

The lead defendant indicted in a 2014 firebombing attack intended to drive African-American families out of a Los Angeles public housing complex has pleaded guilty, federal officials announced Tuesday. 437 more wordsLatino Gang Member Pleads Guilty in 2014 Firebombings Targeting Black Families in L.A. Public Housing Complex — Atlanta Black Star

Man on Death Row for 33 Years Will Get New Hearing After ‘Damning Revelations’ of Police Misconduct — The Root

Following years of appeals, a Utah man sentenced to death for a 1985 murder is set to get a new hearing after the main witnesses in the case—who vanished into thin air after his conviction—resurfaced after 25 years to allege that investigators threatened them with deportation and paid them to lie in their testimony.Read more...Man on … Continue reading Man on Death Row for 33 Years Will Get New Hearing After ‘Damning Revelations’ of Police Misconduct — The Root

Texas Teacher Accused of Being an Online White Supremacist — The Root

In his everyday life, Stephen Arnquist was a typical high school teacher. Since 2018, he has worked at Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas, whose student body is 99 percent non-white. Like many white men, he enjoyed activities such as balancing his sunglasses on the bill of his baseball cap, standing for the national…Read more...Texas Teacher … Continue reading Texas Teacher Accused of Being an Online White Supremacist — The Root

White Teens in Maryland Sentenced to Weekends in Jail for Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti — The Root

Last year, four graduating seniors at Glenelg High School in Howard County, Md., defaced their school with racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti that they spray painted across the school—defacing sidewalks, parking lots and other parts of the high school building. Read more...White Teens in Maryland Sentenced to Weekends in Jail for Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti — The … Continue reading White Teens in Maryland Sentenced to Weekends in Jail for Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti — The Root